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R. Anthony Fieldman Architect, New York City, United States

Thursday 31 Mar 2011

A rising star at a major New York firm

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Perkins+Will's Design Principal leads through carefully-considered, contextual design 

A building should reveal something exceptional about a specific place, culture or programme; its form should result from an open investigation into that particular context, and its architects should embrace the unexpected discoveries that result from that process.

Once it is built, the phenomena that the architects set out to celebrate should be made legible to a building's inhabitants. Three examples: The Kuwait University College of Education mitigates the world's hottest urban climate with a self-shading curtain wall whose geometry is derived by the sun's path to shield every window, thereby eliminating 80% of the building's solar heat gain; reducing glare inside the building, and eliminating the need for artificial day-lighting.

The Central Bank of Kuwait project is an inside-out desert tower - based on indigenous courtyard dwellings - that employs a massive, heat-resistive ‘shell' (perforated, load-bearing external enclosure) and a fully shielded, glazed ‘core' (contiguous internal atrium void) for maximized views and controlled daylight.

The United States Census Bureau blends 250,000 sq m of programme into the adjacent Woodland Preserve by mapping the forest onto the building with modulated, white oak sunshades; large, vegetated roof parks on three of the building's eight levels; and amenity spaces focused on forest views.


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